Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Caldwell, John William

Caldwell, John William, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., January 15, 1837; attended the common schools and Bethel College; moved with his uncle to Texas in 1850, where he worked on a farm; engaged as a clerk and as a surveyor; returned to Kentucky and studied law in the Louisville University; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Russellville, Ky.; during the Civil War volunteered as a private in the Confederate Army in 1861 and was immediately elected captain of the "Logan Grays"; promoted to major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel of the Ninth Regiment, Kentucky Infantry; resumed the practice of law in Russellville in 1865; elected judge of the Logan County Court in 1866 and reelected in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for reelection; president of the Logan County Bank; died in Russellville, Ky., July 4, 1903; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Caldwell, John William," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.936 Original Sources, accessed August 10, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UDW1ATV2NVTZXU.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Caldwell, John William." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.936, Original Sources. 10 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UDW1ATV2NVTZXU.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Caldwell, John William' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.936. Original Sources, retrieved 10 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UDW1ATV2NVTZXU.